Saturday, March 11, 2017

The Making Of Us - Piercings #RainbowSnippets #LGBTQIA

Brief explanation:
Another snippet from The Making Of Us.

The Making Of Us is the fourth book in the Checking Him Out series, but it’s a stand-alone story about friendship, love and romance—LGBTQIA, with the emphasis on the B, Q and I.

The main characters are Jesse and Leigh, who first appeared in Taking Him On (Book Two), which is Noah and Matty’s story.

The Making Of Us is first-person, told from Jesse’s perspective.

Here’s the snippet:
I liked piercings. They were fun, and if I’d been slimmer, or less bothered about not being slimmer, I’d have probably got my eyebrow pierced, although…maybe it would draw attention away from the rest of me.

I couldn’t recall if Leigh had piercings when I first met them. I was kind of overwhelmed, and everything had gone a bit hazy and soft focus. Whether Leigh had them or not, I’d still feel the same, but the nose stud was definitely recent.

Would the one on their lip make kissing more difficult?

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Rainbow Snippets is a group for LGBTQ+ authors, readers, and bloggers to gather once a week to share six sentences from a work of fiction–a WIP or a finished work or even a 6-sentence book recommendation (no spoilers please!).

In this group you'll find anything from romance and historical fiction to mystery and YA. The common thread is that every story's main character identifies as LGBTQ+. The snippets could range from zero flames to full-on sexytimes, anything goes content-wise. The only rule is snippets will be 6 sentences long–one for each color in the Pride flag.

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Thanks for reading,
Deb x

18 comments:

  1. Interesting question...

    (I keep thinking it would be really hard to blow your nose with a nose piercing.) (Yes, I wonder about things like that.) #amweird

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    1. LOL. I think my daughter's sneezed hers out a few times.

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  2. I like this. Very relateable character. :)

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    1. Thanks. I'm enjoying getting to know him properly. :)

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  3. I like these two more and more with every snippet. I want to tell Jesse that piercings are HOT, and he should absolutely not worry about being the "wrong" size for one (or several)! I'll bet it would look great.

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    1. I bet Leigh could talk him into it...

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  4. There's one way to find out, Jesse! :-)

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    1. Ha, yes. :D He might just get there eventually.

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  5. Interesting observations!

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  6. I often wonder if lip piercings would get in the way of eating, lol

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    1. Nope. But tongue piercings might, depending on what you're eating :-)

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    2. Good point! I wonder if Jesse's thought about it?

      Lip piercings I'm OK with. Tongue piercings...I read research a long time back about them being dangerous to the nervous system. I haven't delved any further into that to see if the evidence is substantial. I may have to if Leigh decides to get their tongue pierced as well.

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  7. My husband says to tell your characters that lip piercings does NOT get in the way of kissing. Neither does tongue piercings. And he should know, since I've had both (lip still there, tongue gone) :-D

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    1. Thank you Nell's husband. :D

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  8. They seem like interesting characters.

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